Grand Rapids paramedic stabbed on duty near Detroit

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A LIFE EMS paramedic was stabbed after stopping to assist a man spotted crawling toward a busy highway near Detroit.

The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday along I-96 near Meadowbrook Road in Novi. LIFE EMS officials say the paramedic crew had just taken a patient from West Michigan to the Detroit area and was headed back toward Grand Rapids.

The two-person crew noticed a man crawling out of the woods toward the highway. Concerned for his safety, they stopped to help, officials said.

At some point after the person was placed on a stretcher, he produced a knife and stabbed one of the paramedics in the neck, police said.



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